Crocheted Mats and Rings

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What You Need:

Homemade napkin rings can be made
larger to use as curtain tiebacks.

  • 1-1/2 ounce/42.5 gram cotton 4-ply worsted-weight yarn -- 2 skeins of solid color, 3 skeins of multicolored yarn
  • Size J crochet hook
  • 3 yards of 2-1/4-inch-wide ribbon

Instructions:

1. Hold one strand of each yarn color together, chain 27. Sc in 2nd ch from hook, draw up a lp in same ch as first sc, draw up a lp in next ch, yo and draw through 3 lps on hook.* Draw up a lp in same ch as last st, draw up a lp in next ch, yo and draw through all 3 lps on hook; rep from * across -- 26 sts; turn. 2. Ch 1, sc in first st, draw up a lp in same st as first sc, draw up a lp in next sc, yo and draw through 3 lps on hook. * Draw up a lp in same st as last st, draw up a lp in next st, yo and draw through all 3 lps on hook; rep from * across; turn. Rep this row for 38 times more. Fasten off. 3. Join one strand of multicolored yarn with a sl st in right corner. In same sp as join, (sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc -- scallop made). Working along one short edge first, * sk next st, make a scallop in the next st; rep from * across to corner. For long edge, * sk 1 row, make a scallop in side of next row; rep from * to corner. Work rem sides as established. At end, join with a sl st in first sc and fasten off. 4. Beginning at top center, weave ribbon under and over every two crochet stitches one row in from edge. Tie ends into a bow.

Continued on page 2:  Napkin Rings